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Goodbye everyone who cares. It has been an interesting ride, but it is over for my part. SG was interesting because it gave porn voices of integrity and pride, not just the standard dishonest, sleazy smut that is so common.

Old habits die hard, though. By clamping down hard on anyone asking questions, models and members alike, this place gets all the less interesting. It...
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galvagin:
Sorry to see you go. Best of luck.
redbstrd:
I am sorry to see you go. I think I am going to visit the Baltic States, Finland, and Norway after I study in Russia this year. My email address is RedBstrd@aol.com. Keep in touch and drop me a line with your email address.
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Ah, how time flies by. I just spent nearly a month studying Kant's ethical theory. Now I'm rereading William Gibson's Neuromancer to keep myself sane. Gibson is such a great writer. Before this I read George RR Martin's newest epic, awesome as always, the Revelation Space series by Alastair Reynolds and 'Norwegian Wood' by Haruki Murakami.

In other slow news, I...
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redbstrd:
Good topic, by the way. I didn't notice it at first because someone bumped the North Korea thread.
redbstrd:
Thank you!
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Busy, busy, busy. Not much time to even look here lately, let alone write anything sensible. However, I did take some time to put some thoughts on game design on the intarweb. If you find stuff like that interesting, head over to livejournal.
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redbstrd:
Happy birthday!
redbstrd:
You haven't been active lately.
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I'm writing a philosophy thesis on justice and rights. Focus is on the role and development of active rights (those are rights seen as held and upheld by individuals). In case you did not know, the history of active rights is a pretty dismal one. The major rights theoreticians until Locke were almost without exception absolutists and also often supporters of slavery, and formed...
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galvagin:
Quick answer: international law.

Semi-quick answer: There's a problem called the 'chronlogical paradox' in customary law (basically, int'l common law, non-treay law) - the way the rules are written, it seems as if you need to believe that something already *is* the law for it to *become* the law, which is a problem. I'm throwing a whole bunch of philosophy of language at it and seeing what sticks - I think getting rid of the notion of belief (a bad idea here for other reasons, anyway) and focusing on the language, lets us use an inferentialist account of the language and clear up the apparent paradox.
fomalhaut:
Hi,

I am trying to understand what are "rights" ? What is really natural law... Why do people have rights etc...

I think you may be the right person to help (but you've already seen my thread in the philo forum). Thank for your first answer.
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I discovered the Daily Show like a month ago, and I've seen 20 episodes so far. It is such a blast. I just love Jon Stewart. In a very Platonic sense, of course. Not that Plato approved of satire. Anyway, it rocks.
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redbstrd:
Thank you. In what part of Norway do you live?
redbstrd:
I have been to Sweden, but I have yet to visit Norway.

By the way, is there a Trotsky house at the home where he lived while he was in Norway?

What schools of philosophy or philosophers do you like?
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Just came back from the Norwegian Social Forum, a national variant of the World Social Forum. Bigger and more inspiring than ever before, it was just great on the whole.

By some incredible coincidence I stumbled into a guy from El Salvador who was in my workshop in an international student festival in 2001, where I was a workshop facilitator. Turns out he later moved...
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I tried archery again yesterday. Been ten years since I last fired a bow, then using a bow I made myself from a piece of wood. My home made bow was just as powerful as the practice bow I got to test yesterday, but the accuracy was of course a different class altogether. Consistently hit the target at 12 meters after just practicing three series...
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Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at...
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per:
Hi. I saw your posts on the philosophy group, and noticed you are a philosophy of law guy. That is interesting, I study philosophy of law myself, and if the friends list helps me keep up to date with anything you might write of interest, all the better.

Yeah, and I'm new here. Trying to figure out how stuff works. So if I did something weird, attribute that to cluelessness smile
venla:
thanks ^^